Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

Every December, the Pantone company pronounces a new "color of the year" for the coming year. The color chosen for 2014 is PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

The press release goes on to suggest how the color can be used in fashion, makeup, and interiors. What do you think? I could go for a shirt in the color, but I wouldn't wear it all that often. As far as interior decorating goes, I've had enough of that pink/purple palette when my daughters were into Disney princesses. Never again. Then again, we've posted about the predicted color of the year several times, and I've never noticed a prevalence of that color later on. -via The Week

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